Department of Civil & Mechanical Engineering Tech. &
09/1996 Dr. Eng. in Nuclear Engineering, Tokyo Institute of
07/1989 M. S. in Radiochemistry, Lanzhou University (China)
08/1984 B. S. in Radiochemistry, Lanzhou University (China)
Aug. 2011 – Present: Associate Professor at SC State University
Aug. 2006 – Present: Adjunct Assistant Professor at Virginia Tech.
Aug. 2006 – Jul. 2011: Visiting Associate Professor at SC State University
Sep. 2004 – Jul. 2006: Research Scientist at Virginia Polytechnic Institute & State University
Apr. 2001 – Sep. 2004: Research Associate at Brookhaven National Laboratory
Apr. 1998 – Apr. 2001: Postdoc Researcher at University of Notre Dame
Jul. 1997 – Apr. 1998: Abroad Exchange Researcher at The Institute of Physical and Chemical Research, Japan
Oct. 1996 – Jul. 1997: Contract Lecturer at Tokyo Institute of Technology, Japan
Oct. 1989 – Apr. 1993: Lecturer at Lanzhou University, China
Oct. 1984 – Oct. 1989 Assistant Professor at Lanzhou University, China
Certifications or Professional Registrations
“Gamma Spectrometry Analysis”, certificated by the Professional Training
Programs, Oak Ridge Associated Universities, 10/2011
“Calibration of Nuclear Detectors”, certificated by Ludlum Measurements Inc. 08/2010.
“Radiation safety officer training”, certificated by Harvard School of Public Health. 06/2007.
“Genie 2000 software training” for nuclear spectrometry, certificated by Canberra Co. 10/2007.
“Operation” of Van de Graff tandem linear accelerator, certificated by the Nuclear Structure Laboratory. University of Notre Dame. 10/1999
“Software Engineer”, certificated by the State Council Office of Electronic and Information Systems in China. 08/1992.
American Chemical Society, Nuclear Chemistry & Technology Division
Health Physics Society, Environmental Radioactivity Chapter
American Physical Society
Honor and awards
2012, “Certificate of Excellence” by 2012 Summer Nuclear Science
Institute, SC State University.
2011, “Academic Excellence” by 2011 SC State University’s Office of Academic Affairs.
South Carolina State University Nuclear Engineering Program ABET Self Study Report 2013
2011, “Certificate of Excellence” by 2011 Summer Nuclear Science Institute, SC State University 1993, “Monbushokagaku Scholarship” Award for Research Students by Japanese Government.
2010, “Certificate of Excellence” by 2010 Summer Nuclear Science Institute, SC State University.
2012-13 Board member in the SCSU Research Advisory Committee
2011-13 Board member in the OCTech College Radiation Protection Program Advisory Committee
Major Publications and Presentations
Z. Chang, W. S. Moore, K. McCullough, S. Morenikeji, "Detection and Quantification of Gaseous and Particulate Fukushima Fission Products at Orangeburg, South Carolina", Health Physics, 7:49-63, (2013).
Zheng Chang, Jay Benziger, Alexander Garnov, Christian Grieb, Richard L. Hahn, Raju S. Raghavan and Minfang Yeh, “Indium-Loaded Liquid Scintillator for Solar Neutrino Spectroscopy”, Nuclear Physics B (Proc. Suppl.), 221, P. 337(2011).
Z. Chang, “On the Radiochemical Separations of the Beta-Emitting Fission Products”, American Physical Society April Meeting 2013, D13.00006, Session D13, Denver, CO. April 13-16, 2013.
Z. Chang, N. Okoye, K, Childs, M. Urffer, L. Miller, “On the Boron-Loaded Liquid and Polymeric Scintillators for the Detection of Thermal Neutrons”, 243rd American Chemical Society Annual Meeting, San Diego, March 24-29, 2012.
Z. Chang, W. S. Moore, B. K. Betta, U. A. James, “A Study on the Detection Efficiency of 223Ra in the RaDeCC System”, 56th Health Physics Society Annual Meeting, West Palm Beach, FL, June 26-30, 2011.
Professional development activities
2013 Member of the application for the ABET
Accreditation on SCSU Nuclear Engineering program
2013 Awarded with a $215K Research Project from US DOE-EM funding Agency
2012 Awarded with a $228K Nuclear Forensics Research Project from the Nuclear Science and Security Consortium led by UC Berkley
2012 Developed a project on building the education and research capacity in nuclear forensics at SCSU
2012 Developed a NE course, NE471 – The Economic and Environmental Aspects of Nuclear Power
2010 Developed a NE/Radiochemistry course, C314 – Nuclear and Radiochemistry Instrumentation